Vojislav Šešelj's Acquittal at the ICTY: Law in an Alternate Universe
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AbstractOn March 31, 2016, in a resounding victory for the culture of impunity, two Trial Chamber judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), over the strong dissent of a third, acquitted [PDF] ultra-nationalist Serb Vojislav Šešelj of all charges against him in a case that had dragged on for nearly nine years. Already the poster child for judicial procedural mismanagement [see my op-ed in these pages regarding delays in the case and Šešelj’s pre-trial release], Prosecutor v. Šešelj now stands out as a substantive law disaster too. This poorly reasoned and unsubstantiated decision not only adulterates much of the ICTY’s foundational work over the past two decades — it is in many ways entirely at odds with the international criminal justice enterprise since Nuremberg.
All Author(s) ListGORDON Gregory Steven
Journal nameJurist
Year2016
Month4
Day11
Pages1 - 4
ISSN0022-6858
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsInternational Criminal Law; Crimes against Humanity; Hate Speech

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